Rob is a university lecturer, has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy (Dublin City University), is an accredited psychotherapist and is a professional member of MIND- the European Foundation for Psychedelic Science. He is also a qualified Shamanic Counsellor at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies, and has finished an 8 year training as a Transpersonal Therapist in the tradition of Dr. Stan Grof.
He passionately believes that only way to create change in the world is through inner psychological work, and his work has been around reconnecting people to themselves, to each other and to nature.
In his twenties he was one of Ireland’s top whitewater kayakers, leading expeditions to most of the most remote locations on the planet, including Iran, northern India and Ethiopia to name but a few. As he evolved into a leading and highly qualified outdoor educator, he became convinced of the healing power of nature. After several near death experiences and the trauma of losing some of his friends to the river, Rob turned to Jungian psychology, yoga and meditation to rehab his body and mind. He has been practising yoga intensively since 2008, and teaching since 2015 when he trained as Yoga Alliance Teacher (200 RYT) on Maui. He also has many years experience working with plant medicines and indigenous traditions in Peru, Guatemala, Mexico and India.
Graduate Diploma (Level 9) in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy (Dublin City University)
Qualified Shamanic Counsellor at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies, Dunderry Park
8 years training as a Transpersonal Therapist at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies, Dunderry Park
Professional member of MIND- the European Foundation for Psychedelic Science (Berlin)
Trained with the Jung Society of Ireland
IFS (Internal Family Systems) for Psychedelic Guides training
Expanded Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychedelic-assisted Therapy: Trauma-focused ACT training
Trained as a Vision Quest Facilitator in the US
Trained in Trauma Release Exercise (TRE)
Professional experience as an Adventure Therapy facilitator in the US
Experienced Holiotropic Breathwork practitioner
6000m peak trekking leader, international Class 5 river guide
Co-Founder and facilitator Men’s Circle in Dublin
Yoga Alliance Teacher (200 RYT) , breathwork and meditative yoga teacher